Transformance is a process of artistic exchange and creation, in which live performance, documentation and transformation meet. In this three day workshop we seek to blur the lines between live performance and documentation and to generate a hybridised live practice by creating and responding together. Through practical exercises and discussions, we will explore creative responses to live performance, and the ‘translational’ relationship between performance and its documents, which may lead to their mutual transformation in both form and content.
Documentation Action Research Collective (DARC) is an interdisciplinary collective of international artists formed in 2015. The collective is exploring and interrogating the notion of documentation and the archive.
DARC believes that the documentation of artists’ work is not just an act of preservation but a creative act in itself. Its work is a process of collaboration, a dialogue, a responsibility and an art form of its own. DARC’s projects include Transformance: experiments on collective performance documentation and Sully Nights, a monthly artist gathering and conversation.
Collaborating partners include the Live Art Development Agency, Something Human, Lost Senses and Tempting Failure. The collective have presented their work at conferences and festivals and ran workshops at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and University of Roehampton.
DARC is Jemima Yong, Manuel Vason, Holly Revell, Tara Fatehi Irani and Ernst Fischer.